Injury Roll Call: A.J. Ellis Has Knee Surgery + Matt Kemp Shoulder Update

A.J. Ellis underwent knee surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee. The information, as far as I can tell, was broken on Twitter by his wife.

The necessity of this surgery could probably explain a few of his late-season struggles, and it makes you wonder why he was ridden so hard down the stretch.

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Matt Kemp, following shoulder surgery, is expected to be ready not just for Opening Day but for Spring Training, though he can’t swing a bat until January. He’ll begin rehabbing in about a week to a week and a half.

Per the Dodgers official Twitter, the official diagnosis was: “a tear of the labrum that required repair and some minor debridement of the rotator cuff”.

I still don’t understand why some people refused to believe he was playing hurt when it was painfully obvious to anybody watching, but I think this puts the nail in the coffin on that issue.

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